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3-31-2010 @ 9:04PM
One issue that's being kind of glossed over is the fact that Eredar, the nastiest section of the Burning Legion, are the bulk of the Draenei race. Or that unlike the Orcs, they didn't eventually throw off the curse. Or the fact that they didn't tell the Ancestor worshipping orcs what was being done to their ancestors by their sacred spaceship rock before the orcs noticed. Or the fact they named someone elses planet after themselves. Or the fact they didn't tell the population of said planet to be on the look out for their psychotic, world destroying brethen might pop by at some point. Or apparently watch out for them at all. I mean, what happened to the Draenei was kind of unpleasent and they are bright, shiny good guys but they're pretty much the moral equivalent of the New Horde. Only with a lot more to apologise for.
3-31-2010 @ 9:12PM
Rossi did mention that most Eredar joined the Burning Legion... and I actually fail to see how that is in any way negatively reflects on the Draenei. "You could have become horribly evil, but you DIDN'T, even though many of your peers did. So THERE!" So uh... isn't that actually a good thing? As far as not warning the Orcs about the Burning Legion, it may have been wise to tell them but it's certainly wasn't malicious NOT to tell them. It's not like the Orcs, or Draenei for that matter, could have left if they wanted. Besides, the Legion used a new tactic on Draenor, one that the Draenei hadn't seen before.Finally.. you're scolding them for naming "someone else's planet"? I think that's a little silly. I mean, that's just kind of how language works. The Draenei were used talking about different planets, and the Orcs didn't have a name for it. It's not like they were making a greater claim than the Orcs by naming it, they lived in peace.
3-31-2010 @ 9:28PM
The tactic they used was pretty much the exact same tactic they used to corrupt the Draenei. Pretending to be a benevolent figure, then going 'Ha! I'm really evil! Have some Power!'. Only using a guys dead wife instead of the Light and with KJ instead of Sageras.
3-31-2010 @ 9:35PM
Okay, even if I conceeded that point, what then? The Draenei should have told the Orcs about the Burning Legion, but didn't. So what does that even mean? It certainly doesn't mean that the Draenei somehow wanted the Orcs to suffer and die, or were taking actions against them. The Draenei on Draenor were essentially screwed the moment they crashed Oshu'gun. Previously they had always escaped from the Burning Legion using these ships, and they had just lost their only one. They couldn't defeat the full might of the Burning Legion alone, or with the Orcs' help. At that point it was either stay hidden or get wiped out. There's nothing the Orcs could have done, nothing the Draenei could have done. I don't see how this reflects badly on them. It was an impossible situation.
3-31-2010 @ 9:41PM
Interesting points. I disagree, Murdertime, that the draenei have anything to apologize for - if I'm remembering my lore right, the Burning Legion basically goes from world to world, hurting people and breaking things. So it's very likely they would have come to Draenor eventually, whether the draenei were there or not. I also wouldn't say that the eredar are the bulk of the draenei race, rather that the draenei are a minority - one-third, as the article said - of the eredar race.It would have been interesting, though, if the draenei had told the orcs of what drove them to Draenor. Would the orcs have allied with them? Would the orcs have struck out against the draenei for bringing such trouble to their home? Either way, things would have turned out differently....I'd better stop before I start plotting a fanfic. *grin*
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